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Old 07-26-2006, 08:58 PM   #1
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I've made several different brews now, and only one of the recipes called for Irish Moss. Since I only used 1 tsp, I have TONS of it left. Do you use it in other brews, or only when called for?

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Old 07-26-2006, 09:07 PM   #2
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I bought a small bottle and will use it on everything now except the weissen's.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:10 PM   #3
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I bought a small bag for an IPA, I'll probably use it on everything other than stouts and porters (or anything that WANTS to be cloudy). Doesn't seem like it adds or subtracts any flavor, and it makes things a little clearer, so why not? I probably won't buy more when I run out unless the recipe call for it, but it just seems like one of those things to use if you have, to not sweat if you don't.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:15 PM   #4
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All it does is clear things up. Some people are into making those nice, clear beers and some don't care. Personally, I go ahead and throw it in unless it's a wheat. It's easy and I already have it, so why not.

Almost every recipe in Beer Captured has it as an ingredient.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:11 AM   #5
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I use it all the time, even though I mainly do dark ales. It can trap grain particles with the proteins.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:25 AM   #6
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It helps prevent chill haze, although don't be tempted to overuse it - it can pull out too many head-building proteins.

 
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:49 AM   #7
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My LHBS guy told me that unless it is a wheat or something similar he would recommend putting a bit of the Moss in every beer, i laughed at him and said "sure you do, I guess i will but a jar of it." Damn he is a good salesman.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:46 AM   #9
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Question: Does this stuff ever go bad?

...its usually pkged in a bag at the LHBS without a date.

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Old 07-27-2006, 03:35 AM   #10
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It's dehydrated seaweed, so I'd doubt it....I think it smells like fishfood

1 tsp is the usual amount I see.......like others have said, a little more/less is fine, just probably don't want to go nuts with it, I use 1 tsp.


 
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